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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
452 miles

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2009 Toyota Yaris fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Toyota Yaris Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012011

Yaris 4-cyl

  • 0 miles


The Toyota Yaris has a drive-by-wire system that results in a delayed response of about two to three seconds when the accelerator pedal is applied. I have a 2009 model, but have been informed by a friend who has a 2011 Yaris that the same issue is present. The delayed accelerator response is not only unnerving, it is dangerous in a parking situation. I called Toyota corporate customer relations, who referred me to a dealer. I spoke to two service managers in portland, or who both indicated this problem can only be repared with a software patch, which is not available.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

May 282009


  • 904 miles
I was behind another vehicle on a ramp leading from one roadway to another and now realize that I had experienced unintended acceleration as I was slowly following the vehicle in front of me on this uphill ramp and my vehicle lunged forward striking the other vehicle. This vehicle was a loaner from galaxy Toyota, eatontown, NJ., a 2009 Yaris. It was towed back to Toyota.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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